» 07/11/2012, 00.00
HONG KONG - CHINA
Card. Zen and Hong Kong Catholics protest China's violations of religious freedom
The protest was held outside the office of the central government in Hong Kong, for the release of Msgr. Ma Daqin, auxiliary bishop of Shanghai and all Chinese Catholics. Ordained on 7 July, the prelate has been confined to the seminary of Sheshan for days for his resignation from the Patriotic Association. Beijing censors Church websites with information concerning the ordination of Msgr. Ma
22/10/2011 HONG KONG
Card. Zen ends hunger strike for freedom of Hong Kong Catholic schools
During his three-day fast, hundreds of Church school students, teachers, principals, faithful, local people and politicians visited him and expressed support and concern. The prelate stresses Catholic education values in schools: life education, love, sanctity of marriage, respect for human dignity and morality. Card. Zen rejected again any charge over donation from tycoon Jimmy Lai.
31/07/2006 HONG KONG CHINA ASIAN YOUTH DAY
Card.Zen: "Beijing banned Catholic youth from joining us"
The cardinal yesterday accused four Chinese provinces of not giving Catholic youth permission attend Asian Youth Day, considered by Beijing to be "an anti-China event".
25/04/2016 09:19:00 HONG KONG - CHINA
Hong Kong, Christians protest against demolition of crosses
Led by Card. Joseph Zen, dozens of Christians of all denominations protested to ask Beijing to stop the destruction of Christian religious symbols. The retired bishop of the territory: "We have less freedom here too, it is our moral duty to denounce this". Xi Jinping meets religions: "You have to obey the Party, and Communist officials must be atheists and Marxist to defend ourselves against overseas infiltration ".
03/06/2011 CHINA – HONG KONG
Lee Cheuk-yan: "Remember Tiananmen and report Beijing’s new massacres"
The great trade unionist and member of the Legislative Council of Hong Kong says: "A darkness similar to that of 1989 has fallen upon China. Beijing has launched a wave of unprecedented persecution. They are afraid of democracy and the Church's message, which is why it is essential to remain vigilant and always and only ask for the truth."
07/03/2012 HONG KONG - CHINA
Card Tong: Pray for China-Vatican dialogue and for our role as a bridge-church
The newly created cardinal outlines his commitment to the Church in China and Hong Kong society. The dialogue between China and the Holy See would be good for both: full freedom for the Church; would increase China’s standing in the international community. Commitment to the weak and the marginalized and acceptance of non-Chinese Catholics.
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